When you’re shopping in a real-life store, fill up a cart, and then abandon it, that makes you kind of a terrible consumer. Store employees will secretly hate you. More importantly, no one will chase after you and hand over a coupon in order to encourage you to come back and finish your transaction. That’s where online shopping is very different.
Some people may find it creepy and intrusive when a retailer e-mails them to let them know about your abandoned cart, but this only happens when a customer has an account with the retailer, and the company has that contact information. Fine. Lots of retailers do this, but not all retailers offer customers an incentive to come back and complete their purchase. Which ones do? Our pals over at Rather-Be-Shopping.com rounded up a list of stores that will send you a coupon to coax you back after you abandon your cart.
Here are some popular retailers on the list:
Bass Pro Shops
This retailer gives you a pretty sweet reward for wandering off: $20 off a minimum purchase of $100.
(via Rockstar Finance)
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Sure, 20% off one item coupons for BB&B are a plentiful resource, but abandoning a cart will earn you one if you don’t feel like waiting around for the next one to show up.
Those who view a few items on the site and then wander off are rewarded with access to a page of coupon codes.
You don’t even have to pile anything in your virtual cart to receive a coupon, as long as they have your contact info. A few months ago, they were giving out a $20 off $80 purchase coupon.
They’ve been known to send 15% off coupons when you abandon a cart.
Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us
Okay, it’s only a free shipping coupon sent the following day, but that’s better than no coupon at all.
Abandon Shopping Cart: 17 Online Retailers Who’ll Bait You Back with a Coupon [Rather-Be-Shopping.com]